Helena Spector

Year of call:



2015 - Clare College, University of Cambridge MA Hons. Social Anthropology

2017 - Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge MRes Hons. Social Anthropology Distinction

2018 - City, University of London Graduate Diploma in Law Highest mark awarded for criminal law

2019 - City, University of London Bar Professional Training Course Outstanding


2019 - Pupil at Red Lion Chambers, London

2020 - Level 1 prosecutor

2021 - Tenant at Red Lion Chambers, London

2021 - Part-time barrister secondment at the Serious Fraud Office

2021 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers, Leeds


Junior Junior Counsel Panel, Government Legal Department -

Junior Junior Counsel Panel, Bank of England -

Grade 2 prosecutor -


South Eastern Circuit North Eastern Circuit Criminal Bar Association


2014 - Clare College Scholars’ Award, University of Cambridge

2015 - Clare College Scholars’ Award, University of Cambridge

2017 - Trinity Hall Bateman Scholar, University of Cambridge

2017 - Academic Scholarship, City, University of London

2018 - Academic Scholarship, City, University of London

2018 - Inner Temple BPTC Exhibition Scholarship

2018 - Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Award

Helena has a growing Court of Protection practice. She has acted on behalf of ‘P’, P’s family members and local authorities. She is well versed in s21A applications and can advise on care plans and capacity evidence. She also has expertise covering specific areas such as social media use, relationships and capacity around self-harm.

Helena can also provide advice in respect of judicial review claims, particularly in the field of health and social care.

Notable cases include:

    NHS North East and Cumbria Integrated Care Board v P and others [2023] – The Court of Protection considered the issue of where it was in P’s best interests to reside and receive care and support, in circumstances where there was a dispute between P’s family members, P’s legal representative, the local authority and the integrated care board.